I am a DPhil candidate in Politics at Nuffield College, supervised by David Rueda and Desmond King.  I am part of the Department of Politics and International Relations of the University of Oxford.

Prior to starting the DPhil, I earned a distinction MPhil Politics (Comparative Government) from Nuffield College and a distinction BA Philosophy, Politics and Economics from the University of Essex.

In my DPhil, I study the political economy of risk and insurance in quasi-experimental settings. More broadly, my interests include comparative politics, labour and public economics. I also have an interest in applied econometrics.

I can be contacted at raluca.pahontu[at]nuffield.ox.ac.uk or on Twitter.

You can also find here my institutional webpage (Nuffield College).